Companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations face a number of challenges for their relocation requirements. Many full-scale Relocation Management Companies (RMCs) provide a limited range of services for companies that annually move less than 25 employees. As a result, companies may face higher costs and lower levels of service for their relocation programs.

By comparison, GMS has extensive experience in working with clients that move less than 25 employees each year, making GMS the relocation industry expert. Choosing a relocation partner that specializes in working with companies that have lower volume programs will ensure successful relocations and the best possible employee experiences.

What are the Top 5 Challenges for Companies with 1 to 25 Annual Relocations?

The top 5 challenges facing companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations span the entire relocation process. Many of these challenges arise because some RMCs focus solely on companies that have large numbers of employee relocations.

Challenge #1 Lack of Performance Guarantees and No Quality Performance Metrics

Service level guarantees ensure clients receive the service they expect for their relocations. Some RMCs do not provide these guarantees to clients that move less than 25 employees

GMS SOLUTION: GMS provides a range of service metrics across all services, for all clients.

Challenge #2 High Fee Structures

Some RMCs charge companies that move less than 25 employees much higher fees to make up for lower margins and lower profits than they receive on their larger clients. Companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations are also less likely to need additional services. This results in lower revenues on additional services.

GMS SOLUTION: GMS offers a “One Fee Promise” for clients, ensuring fair and equal treatment.

Challenge #3 1 to 25 Annual Relocations Receive No Choice in Supplier Vendors

Many RMCs require their clients to use the RMC’s own network of suppliers under the guise of “economies of scale.” What this really does is drive more revenue and profit to the RMC, while the client ends up with no choice.

GMS SOLUTION: GMS features a Freedom of Choice™ model for all clients. GMS is not affiliated with any service provide, so clients have choices based on performance and savings.

Challenge #4 Limited Services

Some RMCs limit services to companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations. As a result, these clients must pay fees to other service providers to obtain valuable and necessary mobility services such as pre-decision/pre-hire, expense management, and travel coordination.

GMS SOLUTION: All GMS clients receive the same high level of service quality.

Challenge #5 Limited Funding Solutions

Most companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations must pay all (or most) of their relocation costs upfront. Then employees submit expenses for reimbursement. This process can take several weeks.

GMS SOLUTION: GMS lets clients determine the funding solution best fits their needs, including zero-interest options. Also, GMS provides a customizable invoicing schedule.

What Should Companies with 1 to 25 Annual Relocations do?

Companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations should choose to work with an RMC that has experience with clients who move less than 25 employees. GMS has ideal solutions that meet the common challenges these companies face.


Global Mobility Solutions’ team of corporate relocation experts has helped thousands of companies with 1 to 25 annual relocations understand why they should work with a relocation industry expert. We can help your company understand how benefit from all of the GMS solutions for your relocation program.

GMS was the first relocation company to register as a “.com.” The company also created the first online interactive tools and calculators, and revolutionized the entire relocation industry. GMS continues to set the industry pace as the pioneer in innovation and technology solutions with its proprietary MyRelocation® technology platform.

Powered by GMS’ 2020 Mobility Benchmark, the innovative GMS Program/Policy Evaluation (PPE) Tool provides instant relocation policy reviews. It also helps users gain insight into how their company’s relocation program compares to their industry peers.

Learn how GMS’ experience is best suited for your company’s 1 to 25 annual relocations. Contact our experts online or give us a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

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Senior Vice President, Domestic Services Nancy has over 35 years of experience in the real estate and relocation arena. Her real estate, relocation, and management experience is exceptional. She is responsible for the leadership, training and mentoring of new and existing coaches, ensuring the team is delivering the highest levels of customer service possible. Nancy holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation.

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